Hi, I’m Laura. Thanks for checking out my profile. The decision to seek out counseling can be scary. We live in a society that values independence and “fixing things yourself”. You may even feel “weak” by asking for help. Hopefully I can help change that. First, it’s definitely ok to ask for assistance. Whether you are feeling sad, anxious, or even struggling with a hidden addiction, I can assist you in talking about what’s going on and setting an action plan in place to meet your personal goals.
I believe that therapy is a process to discover what makes you do the things you do. It’s not what’s wrong with you, it’s what happened to you. I will help you develop awareness in changes that you can make to feel more happy, confident and at peace with where you’re at. My approach is largely based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or “CBT” which examines how your thoughts affect your feelings, behaviors, and outcomes. We will identify “thought distortions” which prevent you from reaching your goals and feeling optimistic. In addition we will discuss how your past experiences caused you to develop certain “rules” or perceptions about the way things should be. After each session we will make an action plan on how to address your identified issues and I will ask you to “try out” what you learned.
I hope that you will give me the opportunity to provide you with counseling. Over the past nine years I have worked with various age groups in multiple settings. Most recently I worked in an Intensive Outpatient Program for women with substance use and dependent children. My areas of specialty include trauma, women’s issues, substance use and domestic violence. I also have experience counseling for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and issues related to parenting. Thank you for your interest, and I hope to speak with you soon!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue Read more...
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